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(Oddity Central)   Marathon runner fails to outrun Tesla Model 3 electric car in wacky Man vs. Horse Marathon. Probably didn't have his electric oats for breakfast   (odditycentral.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Horse, Electric car, Competition, man-vs-horse concept, Robbie Balenger, Tesla Model, Tesla Roadster, Race  
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479 clicks; posted to STEM » on 20 Apr 2022 at 6:49 PM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-04-20 7:20:34 PM  
I thought they were going to race to a destination and include the Tesla having to stop to charge.
That's what I get for RTFA.

I drive an EV (not a Tesla) and someone tried "betting" me that I would not drive it from Chicago to Florida with a family of 4 on vacation because it would take too long waiting for it to charge.

I told him I would have to decline his bet as my car was a "city car" and good for 99% of my driving needs.  For a trip to Florida with a family of 4 that I did not have, I would rent a new minivan of some sort.  I mean it's not like when I go on vacation I have to a buy a home at my destination. I rent someplace to stay.  Why can't I rent a car/truck when I need one?
 
2022-04-20 7:49:57 PM  
Electric cars dont have to slowdown when they overheat like a horse does

/ always obey the laws of thermodynamics
 
2022-04-20 8:01:48 PM  
Well
That was pointless
 
2022-04-20 8:14:55 PM  

baka-san: Well
That was pointless


If the Tesla was not allowed to recharge, the marathon runner should not have been allowed to refuel by eating or drinking and should have run until he dropped (with an EMT following him to administer an IV right away just to be safe).  I wonder how far a trained runner could actually go under those rules.
 
2022-04-20 9:10:32 PM  

Johnson: I thought they were going to race to a destination and include the Tesla having to stop to charge.
That's what I get for RTFA.

I drive an EV (not a Tesla) and someone tried "betting" me that I would not drive it from Chicago to Florida with a family of 4 on vacation because it would take too long waiting for it to charge.

I told him I would have to decline his bet as my car was a "city car" and good for 99% of my driving needs.  For a trip to Florida with a family of 4 that I did not have, I would rent a new minivan of some sort.  I mean it's not like when I go on vacation I have to a buy a home at my destination. I rent someplace to stay.  Why can't I rent a car/truck when I need one?


I agree. Why would anyone use their daily car to drive more than 1000 miles. You're just adding wear and tear to it, when you can just rent a car and let the rental company deal with that.
 
2022-04-20 9:20:58 PM  

Johnson: I thought they were going to race to a destination and include the Tesla having to stop to charge.
That's what I get for RTFA.

I drive an EV (not a Tesla) and someone tried "betting" me that I would not drive it from Chicago to Florida with a family of 4 on vacation because it would take too long waiting for it to charge.

I told him I would have to decline his bet as my car was a "city car" and good for 99% of my driving needs.  For a trip to Florida with a family of 4 that I did not have, I would rent a new minivan of some sort.  I mean it's not like when I go on vacation I have to a buy a home at my destination. I rent someplace to stay.  Why can't I rent a car/truck when I need one?


I feel like this is a good approach for just about any vehicle. So what if you have a few jerry cans in the back and a full tank of fuel? Road trip wear is something I'd rather put on a car I don't need to get me to and from work after I get back. At least I'm familiar with most of the forever-potholes on my home/work/store routes.
 
2022-04-20 10:31:34 PM  

steve_wmn: I wonder how far a trained runner could actually go under those rules.


The old record was about 40k before someone dies. Probably just a story.
 
2022-04-21 12:55:44 AM  

Johnson: I thought they were going to race to a destination and include the Tesla having to stop to charge.
That's what I get for RTFA.

I drive an EV (not a Tesla) and someone tried "betting" me that I would not drive it from Chicago to Florida with a family of 4 on vacation because it would take too long waiting for it to charge.

I told him I would have to decline his bet as my car was a "city car" and good for 99% of my driving needs.  For a trip to Florida with a family of 4 that I did not have, I would rent a new minivan of some sort.  I mean it's not like when I go on vacation I have to a buy a home at my destination. I rent someplace to stay.  Why can't I rent a car/truck when I need one?


That's a popular argument against EVs that's utter horseshiat. No one, except silly geese, chooses a car based on things they might need to do 1% or less of the time you own it. I'm including the silly farks who live in moderate climates, don't off-road, and still choose AWD cars.
 
2022-04-21 1:10:12 AM  

Johnson: I thought they were going to race to a destination and include the Tesla having to stop to charge.
That's what I get for RTFA.

I drive an EV (not a Tesla) and someone tried "betting" me that I would not drive it from Chicago to Florida with a family of 4 on vacation because it would take too long waiting for it to charge.

I told him I would have to decline his bet as my car was a "city car" and good for 99% of my driving needs.  For a trip to Florida with a family of 4 that I did not have, I would rent a new minivan of some sort.  I mean it's not like when I go on vacation I have to a buy a home at my destination. I rent someplace to stay.  Why can't I rent a car/truck when I need one?


Under no circumstances would I drive, fly, bike, walk, skip, scoot, waltz, sashay, gallop or canoe to farking FLORIDA.
 
2022-04-21 10:19:24 AM  

towatchoverme: Johnson: I thought they were going to race to a destination and include the Tesla having to stop to charge.
That's what I get for RTFA.

I drive an EV (not a Tesla) and someone tried "betting" me that I would not drive it from Chicago to Florida with a family of 4 on vacation because it would take too long waiting for it to charge.

I told him I would have to decline his bet as my car was a "city car" and good for 99% of my driving needs.  For a trip to Florida with a family of 4 that I did not have, I would rent a new minivan of some sort.  I mean it's not like when I go on vacation I have to a buy a home at my destination. I rent someplace to stay.  Why can't I rent a car/truck when I need one?

Under no circumstances would I drive, fly, bike, walk, skip, scoot, waltz, sashay, gallop or canoe to farking FLORIDA.


OK, well how about Texas instead? Oh, wait same problems. California maybe? The only reason I can think of to put the entire family in my own car and drive to CA was if I was relocating there, so more or less a once in a  lifetime ordeal.
 
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